Dear Colleagues of ITEC and the College Foundation:
I want to thank you for the fantastic 2019 US Bank Hackathon at Minneapolis College.
Thank you to Penny and the Foundation Team for connecting us to the corporate sponsors US Bank and Microsoft, for organizing this event, and for creating great opportunities for our students.
Thank you to the ITEC Team for educating our students, preparing them for lifelong pursuit of career and learning, and for getting them ready for the hackathon.
I also want to applaud everyone for your perseverence and dedication: there were some challenges and unexpected situations before the hackathon, but you overcame them and the outcome was absolutely amazing!
I hope you will be basking in the excitement of the moment in the next a few days: you more than deserve it. Please enjoy it and share with our students.
As for me, I am getting back to my drawing board to work on our next opportunity to collaborate with our new friends at US Bank and Microsoft. There are so many awesome things we can do for our students, and making them happen is a unique responsibility and privilege that I enjoy.
And I know you will be there when our students need you!
Dr. Ben Weng